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Ontario Conservative backbench MP won’t seek re-election

An Ontario Conservative MP has announced he won't seek re-election next year

Joe Preston has represented the southwest Ontario riding of Elgin-Middlesex-London since 2004.

Preston released a statement Sunday saying he will serve out his term until next year's election.

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Preston's statement cited no specific reason for his decision but his statement said he has been honoured to be part of the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Employment Minister Jason Kenney tweeted that he is sorry Preston is not running again, calling him a "hugely effective M-P" who was respected by everyone.

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